Series: Visions #1
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date Published: January 8, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Free read on pulseit.com
Description: If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.
Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.
What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.
The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more shesees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.
In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.
Wow. SimonTeen did a one day free read promo on pulseit.com today so I had to read this book today. I started at lunch and was worried I wouldn’t get done by the end of the day and would end up having to buy it to find out how it ends (which is probably what they wanted to happen lol). I picked it back up when I got home while eating dinner and I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in a few more hours.
This book was so fast paced and really interesting. I liked how the vision kept getting more and more clear and how Jules was able to piece together when it would happen and kept looking for ways to stop it to save all those people, including the boy she loves. I really enjoyed finally learning about the family secrets that kept Jules and Sawyer apart for so many years. I liked the pacing and I like the writing style. I’m definitely going to have to read more from Lisa McMann. And of course, I’m looking forward to book 2 since it ended in such an interesting way.
There were a couple of things I didn’t like though. I didn’t like the two footnotes on the medical terms – the footnotes say *Look it up. Really? No freaking kidding. That really detracted from the story. And I told myself if there was one more such footnote, the review was going to lose a star. Lucky for this book there were only the 2. I also didn’t like how Jules kept saying “thank dog” or “dear dog” – that was just kinda weird.